August 31, 2007

My photos

Posted in August, photos at 2:27 am by myknittedempire

I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out (after a bit of editing).

Lunar eclipse 28-8-07

August 28, 2007

Lunar eclipse

Posted in August at 6:42 am by myknittedempire

I am very excited, tonight there is a full lunar eclipse and at the moment the sky is clear….

photos tomorrow (fingers crossed)

August 27, 2007

Still Life: la vie sans mari

Posted in August, photos at 11:24 pm by myknittedempire

I am completely unsupervised for a whole week!!

Bring on the knitting, the TV watching and the eating cereal for dinner….

I was happily nesting on the couch last night and I thought the coffee table is a good representation of my plans for the  week.

I call this still life:

“la vie sans mari”

(life with out husband)

la vie sans mari

August 26, 2007

Incoming Yarn…..

Posted in August, Knitting at 11:51 pm by myknittedempire

I am so excited, my friend who is currently overseas has reported back that she has made a yarn purchase for me:

 “Got you some wool! Bathurst st was really close, a really short bus ride. So got some cherry tree hill supersock wool that has dark greens and purples. The koigu is much  lots of colours – red blue purple pink and green.  The sea silk colour was harder to choose – so chose one that has really pretty shades of  with some blue and pink – hope that will be okay!”

All too good, I cant believe she went to so much trouble for me!

I would like to make a clapotis out of the Seasilk, but I believe that the yardage wont be enough, hmmmm.

August 24, 2007

Surprise

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:25 am by myknittedempire

I just came back to my office from a meeting and look what was waiting from me!

Supprise

what a nice way to finish the week!

what a nice husband!

Sock pictures

Posted in August, Knitting at 12:32 am by myknittedempire

Here they are the first ever socks, made by me!

first socks

As you can see I was not very generous with the leg length…..

Sock side view

Overall I am quite happy with them.

tootsies.jpg

August 20, 2007

Socks

Posted in August, Knitting at 5:30 am by myknittedempire

I finished my first pair of socks! they are only ankle socks as I wanted to get tot he technical bits of the sock quickly so i didn’t have much patience for the leg bit.

Overall, I am pleased with the socks, they are an 8ply on 3.5mm needles (a more house pattern I think). However, a mistake I made is that my cast on edge is too tight, its ok once the sock is on but getting them on is a bit tricky.

Will post a picture tomorrow 

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